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, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. some new compromising photos of congressman anthony weiner, this time pictures reportedly taken at the capitol, are tonight making it a lot more difficult for weiner and democratic leaders to make this embarrassing scandal go away. the latest pictures have surfaced a day after weiner announced he was taking a leave of absence to seek treatment. and at a time the calls from within his own party for weiner to resign were already becoming more urgent. our capitol hill team is following these new developments beginning with luke russert in our washington newsroom. luke, good evening. >> good evening, lester. tomorrow as congress returns from recess, one member will be noticeably absent. new york congressman anthony weiner who will take a leave of absence from the house. but even after party leaders urged him to do so, will not resign. >> reporter: shocking new photographs of anthony weiner published by tmz.com. the congressman allegedly e-mailed these shirtless pictures of himself taken at the members gym on capitol hill to an unli
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, i'm lester holt, in tonight for brian. sarah palin's short royse from obscurity to a source of analyst's fascination reached a new level as reporters lined up to scour thousands of pages of e-mail from her time as alaska governor. looking for insight and clues into her political ambition. nbc requests the state of alaska release 24,199 e-mails covering 2006 when she was sworn in as governor to 2008 when she was john mccain's presidential running mate. can her foes try to use them to find her candidacy? michael has been examining some of those e-mails. he joins me now from juneau, alaska, with more. >> reporter: good evening, lester. news organizations have waited three years to get access to the docume documents. stacks of e-mails from palin's time as governor in alaska. she fought having to make them public. now that they are, a palin spokesperson said she was a very engaged governor and everybody should read them. a media frenzy alaska hasn't seen since 2008. journalists jockeying to get their hands on hundreds of thousands of
for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, everyone. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian. the massive wildfire that has now driven thousands from their homes in arizona is threatening parts of new mexico tonight, and even more of the country is starting to feel its effects. now the second largest fire in arizona history, it's already burned close to 500 square miles. 2,500 firefighters from as far away as new york are trying to contain it. but there is no containing the smoke that has triggered air quality alerts and spread a thick haze as far away as iowa. from springerville, arizona tonight nbc's george lewis is standi standing by to bring us the latest. george? >> reporter: yeah, lester, we've been keeping a close eye on this wall of smoke interspersed by gusts of flame as it bears down on the city of eagar, arizona. the south part of eagar under an evacuation order tonight. the rest of eagar and springerville may have to be evacuated if the flames get too close. the fire has been roaring aggressively through the mountains on the arizona-new mexico border, threatening towns in its
-universal television >>> good evening, i'm lester holt in for brian. remarkably, that stubborn wildfire in arizona we have been telling you about for days now is still burning completely uncontained. covering now over 600 square miles and blanketed several more with layers of smoke. tonight, firefighters are making a stand around greer. it's threatened by fire around hamilton, which was one of the last communities to get out. >> reporter: good evening, lester. it started with sparks from an unattended camp fire. it's now burning a big chunk of arizona as firefighters try to save the trees and hills behind me. the biggest concern right now is the mountain retreat of greer. firefighters are setting backfires and trying to construct barriers to save the community. they got an escape route. >> firefighters got a break from wind today as the heavy gusts died down. >> with zero persent containment -- >> dick and his wife watched coverage of their town from a friend's house 40 miles away. they were relieved when they saw their part of town survived. >> when we got the news last night that the firefighters w
>>> good evening to our viewers on the west coast. i'm lester holt in for brian tonight. we want to begin with breaking news from the nevada desert where a semi truck slammed into a moving am track train today, more than 200 people were aboard the california zefer which left from chicago bound for san francisco. a sudden impact and a huge fireball. >> reporter: fire and smoke billowed from the amtrak train after the impact. at least two people were killed, many more injured after a tractor trailer slammed into the side of the train in northern nevada. some 200 passengers and more than a dozen crewmembers were aboard. the collision followed by a fiery explosion and panic say survivors. jim bickly says he's lucky to be alive. >> my wife and i walked up to the observation car. sat down. not two minutes later, there was a big ball of flames all around the observation car we were in, with a bunch of smoke and everybody started yelling. some people started opening up windows and jumping out of them. we opened a window, looked out and saw the train on fire. >> reporter: the westbound california
for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt, in tonight for brian. the massive wildfire that has now driven thousands from their homes in arizona is threatening parts of new mexico tonight, and even more of the country is beginning to feel its effects. now the second largest fire in arizona history, it's already burned close to 500 square miles. 2,500 firefighters from as far away as new york are trying to contain it. but there is no containing the smoke that has triggered air quality alerts and spread a thick haze as far away as iowa. here now live is the dramatic backdrop from springerville, arizona, where nbc's george lewis is, to bring us the very latest. george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. that huge plume of smoke is less than ten miles away from springerville and eagar, arizona, and the word will go out to evacuate if the flames get too close to here. the fire has been roaring aggressively through the mountains on the arizona-new mexico border, threatening towns in its way. >> the smoke covering that entire community. >> reporter: this morning
news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, i'm lester holt, in tonight for brian. sarah palin's short rise from obscurity to reporter fascination escalateds to as reporters lined up to interview her about her times as governor of alaska. the state of alaska released 24,199 e-mails covering 2006 when she was sworn in as governor, to 2008, when she was john mccain's running mate. can her foes try to use them to find her candidacy? michael izacough has been examining some of those e-mails. he joins me from juneau. >> reporter: reporters have waited three years to get these e-mails. stacks of e-mails about her time as governor of alaska. palin fought to keep them public, but now they are, they show she was a busy governor. there were dozens of e-mails sent to aides. the 250 pounds of documents contain e-mails, including 2008, in the start of the election when she was pushed into the spotlight. she used to fire off e-mails and used her yahoo account all in an effort to keep her business private. nbc.com first requested the records in 2008. but it
for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, i'm lester holt. in tonight for brian. just days into summer, the last acts of a snowy winter and wet spring are overwhelming the city of minot, north dakota with floodwaters unlike anything seen there before. tonight more than 2,000 homes are under water, the levees residents thought would protect them have proven no match for the swollen souris river that climbed more than four feet in less than a day. thousands more homes will likely be inundated. we begin in minot with nbc's kevin tibbles with the very latest. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: this afternoon the souris river smashed a record that was set 130 years ago, yet here in minot, they still battle to hold it back. the scope of the devastation as seen from the national guard blackhawk helicopter and the water keeps rising, from the ground, entire neighborhoods are swamped, airboats seek those who may not have left their homes, and the water keeps rising. >> it just tears your heart out to see my friends, my family, my neighbors and their homes are under water. >> reporter
-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. the spring of our discontent which has already brought us the worst tornado season in recent memory is now adding fire, heat and still more flooding to the mix. in arizona, a wildfire already that state's third biggest ever, has burned over 200 square miles and continues to grow. in the upper midwest it's water that has tens of thousands of people on the move. a flood emergency affecting more than a half dozen states tonight. and then there is the record heat. 90s, even triple digit temperatures baking spring flowers and breaking records in at least 25 cities today. we've got it all covered tonight. we begin with nbc's janet shamlian. >> reporter: a major wildfire in arizona. fueled by high temperatures and gusty winds is sending smoke as far as new mexico and southern colorado. some 1,300 firefighters from across the country are battling the blaze which has ravaged more than 140,000 acres. >> the column that's up in the air the last few days has been in excess of 30
. that's "nbc nightly news" for this saturday. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. i'll see you tomorrow morning on "today" and right back here tomorrow evening. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. we're learning more tonight about that deadly train acct
family. this is never going to go away for us. >> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thanks for joining us. >>> this morning on "early today," snowball effect. top democrats urge embattled congressman anthony weiner to resign, as yet more bizarre photos emerge. >>> fiasco in france. a horrifying crash at the famous le mans endurance race. >>> and don't mess with texas. the dallas mavecks best the miami heat to win their first the dallas mavecks best the miami heat to win their first nba championship title. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with leave of absence. congressman anthony weiner is still refusing to follow calls to resign over lewd photos. but suddenly, he is requesting a temporary break from his job. he's getting professional treatment. this, as still more photos surface of the embattled new york democrat. nbc's brian moore reports. >> reporter: outside the new york office of embattled congressman anthony weiner a small but vocal group demanded he resign over a gr
's all for now. i'm lester holt for all of us as nbc news, thanks for joining us. shop in 18 years. they seem skittish at the -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> this morning on "early today," under water. the bulging souris river reaches its full height, leaving thousands of north dakota homes flooded. >>> surf's up. a shark joins a pack of unsuspected surfers in florida. >>> and auction thriller. how much did michael jackson's iconic red and black leather how much did michael jackson's iconic red and black leather jacket go for? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with a record-breaking river. in north dakota the souris river has finally crested, although residents are not out of the woods just yet. all eyes are now on the levees. the last line of defense for homes and businesses not already under water. >> reporter: in minot, a furious effort to reinforce the last lines of defense around the city's critical infrastructure. >> this is our war zone here. and this is where we continue to
brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. for all of us here at nbc news, goodnight. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com i'm diane dwyer. we begin with the deadly train accident. federal investigators wrapped up a news conference moments ago. speed may have been a factor in the crash. semitruck traveled faster than the speed limit we're told. we're told there are still 28 people who purchased tickets for that train and as of now are still unaccounted for. it's also possible they were not on the train at the time of the accident. officials are concerned that at least some of them may have died. six people are confirmed dead. one of the dead is the driver of the truck. we're told he worked for john daly's trucking in nevada, a company with seven safety violations but not involving the same truck. authorities also say the train was traveling at 78 miles an hour before the crash. the speed limit in that area of nevada for the train is 80 miles an hour. >> the motor carrier operations team has been reviewing records on the company, have found they
-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm lester holt in for matt this morning. a rougher day than anthony weiner could imagine. viscously heckled by the crowd. of course, he was by himself when he announced his resignation. his wife were not with him. the two were seen together last night after they left new york city in a domestic scene in a grocery store. >> you wonder why he just didn't issue a statement. just ahead, we'll talk to the democratic leader weiner first told about his decision to step down. plus, we'll hear from one of the women who said she had an internet relationship with weiner and she's speaking out for the first time. >>> which member of the "today" family is going to be doing cook for prince william and princess catherine on their trip to california. and perhaps, what the meal will consist of. >> i can tell you one thing, it's not me cooking. check out our plaza, we've gone country this morning for a summer concert from kenny chesney who is going to take the stage and perform one of his 21 number one hits. >> now t
'm jenna wolfe alongside lester holt. we're still talking about the casey antahony murder trial. an up and down daily roller coaster. >> yesterday the drama was when the judge called a halt to proceedings and said there was an issue, none of us know what it is. it opened up, however, a lot of speculation. could there be a plea deal. >> for example, in and out from the air conditioned back outside does that give you a cold? >> i think when it's humid outside and you go -- >> kind of a rhetorical question, but i like that. >> i thought you cared. >> how about jumping in a pool, does that substitute a shower? interesting questions i know you're dying to know answers to. summer myths that everyone is curious about. >>> the school year has ended pretty much every place right now and we're going back to high school and recalling the days of a class poll most likely to succeed, most popular, class clown. >> why would you throw that one out there, not coincidental at all. they may be flattering at the time or little embarrassing. as it turns out these yearbookng >>> and good sunday morning. i'
>>> thanks for joining us, i'm lester holt. to outsiders, every marriage is a mystery, like the couple in stoert you're about to see. some saw two people in love. others, a marriage in trouble. but all agree this husband and wife did have one thing going for them. they both loved hunting. they were also both excellent shots. so good, they rarely missed whatever the target. here's keith morrison. >> reporter: twilight. the day going fast now. night eating up the rotted track. the meadow. the wild black wood. what did she know? it was -- >> they call it the rock. a place to fall in love. a place where love turned praps to murder. except surely now here in newfoundland, canada, with its small, sweet town, hospitable people and vast and ancient forests teeming with caribou, remote, quiet. not crime-free but close. so the question arose that awful september night was this -- had crime, vicious crime, been important to newfoundland or was it no crime at all? [ rooster crows ] you'll have to come here if want to find the answer. another place 1,500 miles west in rural eastland, pen
, and reportedly, he battled alzheimer's disease for several years. lester holt has more. flirchlgts a world that thrives on police drama. neither slick, daring, nor tough, just unrelentingly and sometimes annoyingly inquestionstive. >> listen, there is one thing. sfoo i'm sorry, ser. one more thing. >> beneath the trench coat and dim-witted demeanor was a cagey slueth who always dpot his man or woman. >> in the 1960s his hollywood break-out role as a killer earned him his first oscar nomination. columbo made him a household name. >> to the desk, ma'am. >> reporter: columbo premered on nbc in 1971 and later aired on abc occasionally from the 1980s until 2003. >> hit the deck! >> reporter: in 1979 falk made us smile again in "the in-laws." he was diagnosed with alzheimer's. his last film credit was 2009. >> that's why the barrel in the chaem ber -- >> reporter: the bowl we'll best remember hem for was that seemingly clueless detective who always managed to wear the bad guy down in the he wanted. >> just one more thing. >> no, lieutenant, there is no just one more thing. good-bye. >> that was
>>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. and if these-to-don't have the best prom ever after everything they've been through, then maybe it wasn't even -- >> we recorded every moment. the father told our crew to have her back home at 11:00 and him as well. we'll tell you more about their -- cute couple, aren't they? >> i had a hard enough time putting hair and makeup on. imagine having cameras follow you the whole time. >>> a lot of news to get to. a big development in the fight against breast cancer. there's a new study out this morning that is providing hope for millions of women in the high-risk, post menopausal time in life. it's about a drug that prevents breast cancer apparently without the serious side effects of previous drugs. we'll tell you more about that just ahead. >>> plus, it's been about a month since they got married. and while they've been out of the spotlight on their honeymoon and settling into married life, newlyweds prince william and princess catherine are slowly stepping back into the public eye, get
. outside on the plaza, i'm jenna wolfe alongside lester holt. still to come, we're talking about the casey anthony murder trial. it's been an up and down daily roller coaster, if you will. >> it's been drama in the testimony. yesterday the drama is when the judge suddenly called a halt to proceedings and basically said there was an issue. none of us knows what it is but it's opened up a lot of speculation. could there be a plea deal in the works? we'll get insight when we talk to beth karas about that. >> we'll dispel a couple of summer myths. for example, does going -- in and out from the air conditioner, back outside, does that give you a cold? do you think you can catch a cold from that? >> when it's humid outside, hot to -- yeah. >> a rhetorical question, you want answers, that's great. >> i thought you cared. >> how about jumping in a pool, can that substitute for taking a shower? interesting questions i know you're dying to know the answer to, part of our summer health myths many people are curious about. we'll have surprising answers to all of those coming up. >>> the school year ha
, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolf. it's so great, how refreshing it is, to wake up to breaking news that's actually really good news for a change. >> these pictures post odd her facebook page by staffers. they were apparently taken mau 17th. this is the day after her husband, mark kelly, went up on the shuttle. it's the first time we've seen her face since she was shot back in january. we've seen a couple of others photos from the hospital room. she looks great. >> she looks fantastic. it's hard to think it was five months ago already since that happened. it's been a long road of recovery for her. you wonder how much of it she remembers and how much of the last five months she remembers. she looks really happy here. i remember being there in tucson hours after the shooting and covering it, and six people died, and then we heard the grave wound she received and the vigils outside the hospital. it didn't look good for a long time, but she's making remarkable progress. staffers say she's still having difficulty communicating, finding the ri
-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. sorry if you don't live here. it will be a beautiful day in the northeast. unfortunately, a lot of people will be baking in the heat. >> i spent a lot of time this week in georgia. they're getting triple digit temperatures this week. midwest, south, 90s, hundreds in some places. summer hasn't even started. past memorial day. we'll have the latest hot forecast coming up. >> headed to georgia today. not good for me, huh? >>> also this morning, the economy across the board, the numbers are deeply troubling. stocks are down, unemployment is up. again, the housing market taking a hit, all raising new questions about the possibility of another recession. we'll have the latest on that coming up. >>> also, he's the young boy who vanished from his oregon school. it's been a year now since horman disappeared. the boy's number will talk to us. she strongly believes the step mother is withholding exclusive information. we'll hear about it and talk to desiree young. >> switch gears. talk about th
-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. two big stories developing overnight. that train crash in nevada and new york legalizing same-sex marriage, becoming the largest state to allow gay couples to marry. >> a lot of news to talk about this morning. we'll have more on both those stories coming up. also historic flooding in north dakota. the water rising from the soares river has reached alarming levels and there are devastating wild fires to tell but in the south and the plains continue to scorch thousands of acres. >>> and then he's the american gangster who was on the run, after years on the fbi's most-wanted list, whitey bulger is back in custody and back in boston. he's accused of murdering at least 19 people, and this morning we're learning new details on the charges against the reputed mobster, and on the life he lived in hiding. >>> also, a whitewater rafting trip that took a harrowing turn. it was supposed to be a day of fun on the river. the rapids, though, too powerful and in second three friends we
, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. and it's so great to see another big step for gabby giffords. >> a week after we get the picture, we learn that she is on her way home. she made her first trip home since the shooting in january. giffords was released from a rehabilitation center in houston on wednesday. going back to tucson was one of her top priorities, obviously. what's expected during her trip back there? we'll get a live report. >> and then it may be the biggest murder trial since o.j. simpson. we're talking, of course, about casey anthony. more than four weeks after opening statements the defense is now putting its case to the jury. casey returns to the courthouse today for more explosive testimony. and it comes as spectators, look at this, waiting in line start fighting with each other. it's all beginning to resemble a soap opera. we're going to have a live update from the courthouse coming up. >> they're really managing folks there. i heard in one case, if you fall asleep in the courtroom, they yank you so someone else can take
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on the "today" show, here's lester holt. >> good morning. coming up on a friday morning here on "today," new details on what led anthony weiner to resign. we'll speak to a democratic leader. and one of the congressman's sexting partner, a cheerleading coach she opens up to set the record straight. >> and the new royal couple on their visit to the u.s. >> and we have a summer concert on the plaza from country superstar kenny chesney as we get started friday morning on "today." >> time now to take a look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked what will you be doing this father's day weekend? >> one writes i plan to spend the day with a 72-year-old and cancer survive. -- cancer survivor. we'll eat, laugh and probably watch him sleep. whatever. i love you dad. >> one writes on facebook, i'll be visiting my dad at an assisted living place. >> and one writes, my mother-in-law will be here all weekend, woo-hoo! >> we'll not include his last name, because there's a lot of wills out there and probably several mothers-in-law out there. i think you're safe. >>
york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. in minot, north dakota, the river has crested but the damage has been done. 4,000 homes and businesses under water. 11,000 people displaced. and officials say despite the fact the water level in the souris river is expected to start dropping, until the highest water passes they are not out of the woods. and all eyes right now are on the levees, the last line of defense. these have been some anxious hours in and around the city of minot. that's where nbc's john yang starts us off tonight. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the city is holding its breath. army corps of engineers standing by in case any of these levees fail. the advance of this water may have been swift but the retreat is going to be agonizingly slow. this water isn't going anywhere any time soon. in minot today, the furious effort to reinforce the last lines of defense around the city's critical infrastructure. >> this is our war zone here. and this is where we continue the fight. >> reporter: so far the levees are holding at the water filtration plant.
night. thank you for being here with us. for all of it, i'm brian williams. lester holt will be with you this
" begins now. >>> good evening, i'm lester holt in for brian. remarkable, that stubborn wildfire in arizona that we have been betalking ability has been completely conteared. it's around hamilton and greer. it's surrounded by fire, one of many communities that are now virtual ghost towns as their risdants were forced to get. george is in apache with the latest ing the fire zone. >> reporter: good evening. it started by sparks from an unattended wildfire. it's now sped to a huge chunk of arizona. people are battling to save their homes in the hills right now behind me. the biggest concern right now is the mountain retreat of greer. firefighters are trying to save the community. last night, they had to leave as the fire threatened to close their only escape route. firefighters got a break from the wind as the heavy gusts died down. >> with zero percent containment daex. >> they watched video coverage of the town some 40 miles way. they were relieved when they were shown their part of town had survived. >> when wei got the news last night about the firefighters pulling out, that was a pretty t
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